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ONLY IN NEW YORK: AN EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD'S MOST FASCINATING, FRUSTRATING, AND IRREPRESSIBLE CITY

Written by Roberts, Sam
No one denies that New York City is unique--but what makes it sui generis? Sam Roberts, a longtime city reporter, has puzzled over this in print and in his popular New York Times podcasts for years.
November 6, 2018 | Paperback | Fordham University Press | 264 Pages |
$19.95
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CLASSICAL NEW YORK: DISCOVERING GREECE AND ROME IN GOTHAM

Written by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
During the rise of New York from the capital of an upstart nation to a global metropolis, the visual language of Greek and Roman antiquity played a formative role in the development of the city's art and architecture. This compilation of essays offers a survey of diverse reinterpretations of classical forms in some of New York's most iconic buildings, public monuments, and civic spaces.
September 4, 2018 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 304 Pages |
$35.00
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BOSS OF BLACK BROOKLYN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BERTRAM L. BAKER

Written by Howell, Ron
Boss of Black Brooklyn presents a riveting and untold story about the struggles and achievements of the first black person to hold public office in Brooklyn. Bertram L. Baker immigrated to the United States from the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1915. Three decades later, he was elected to the New York state legislature, representing the Bedford Stuyvesant section.
October 2, 2018 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 288 Pages |
$29.95
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FLATIRON: THE NEW YORK LANDMARK AND THE INCOMPARABLE CITY THAT AROSE WITH IT

Written by Sparberg Alexiou, Alice
The marvelous story of one of New York City's most unique buildingsCritics hated it. The public feared it would fall over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City.
September 3, 2013 | Paperback | St. Martins Press-3PL | 320 Pages |
$19.99
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SEX AND THE CITY

Written by Bushnell, Candace
Enter a world where the sometimes shocking and often hilarious mating habits of the privileged are exposed by a true insider. In essays drawn from her witty and sometimes brutally candid column in the New York Observer, Candace Bushnell introduces us to the young and beautiful who travel in packs from parties to bars to clubs.
September 1, 1997 | Paperback | Warner Trade Paperback | 256 Pages |
$14.99
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DEVIL'S MILE: THE RICH, GRITTY HISTORY OF THE BOWERY

Written by Sparberg Alexiou, Alice
The New York Times Book Review: Alexiou guides us through this checkered history with gusto. Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it all brimming to life here in the story of the Bowery, the most notorious street in America.
July 24, 2018 | Hardcover | St. Martin's Press | 304 Pages |
$28.99
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CHIEF ENGINEER: WASHINGTON ROEBLING, THE MAN WHO BUILT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Written by Wagner, Erica
"A welcome tribute to the persistence, precision and humanity of Washington Roebling and a love-song for the mighty New York bridge he built." - The Wall Street Journal
February 5, 2019 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Publishing | 384 Pages |
$18.00
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BROOKLYN IN LOVE: A DELICIOUS MEMOIR OF FOOD, FAMILY, AND FINDING YOURSELF

Written by Thomas, Amy
From the author of Paris, My Sweet comes the story of a modern woman embracing love, motherhood, and all the courses life has to offer,
February 6, 2018 | Paperback | Sourcebooks | 288 Pages |
$15.99
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ONE-TRACK MIND: DRAWING THE NEW YORK SUBWAY

Written by Ezra Bookstein
For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary drawings, detailing the terracotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns that millions of riders pass by every day.
May 1, 2018 | Hardcover | Princeton Architectural Press |
$24.95
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DAMNATION ISLAND: POOR, SICK, MAD, AND CRIMINAL IN 19TH-CENTURY NEW YORK

Written by Horn, Stacy
"A riveting character-driven dive into 19th-century New York and the extraordinary history of Blackwell's Island."
May 15, 2018 | Hardcover | Algonquin Books | 304 Pages |
$27.95

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